TN Narasimhan, the acclaimed producer of popular television show
Malgudi Days, passed away on Saturday (July 27). He was 86
and survived by two sons and a daughter.
His son Badrinath said that TN Narasimhan was ailing ever since
he underwent a surgery about eight years ago. His last rites were
performed on Saturday in Bangalore.
TN Narasimhan was the pioneer in taking our films, tele-serials,
and children films to the international level. His most acclaimed
work was Malgudi Days way back in 1985. The program was
very popular then and people remember it even today.
He had produced 39 episodes of RK Narayan's Malgudi
Days. Late Shankar Nag had directed the serial, which was shot
in a village near Agumbe.
TN Narasimhan had also produced few films including Banker
Margaiah, Kalpana starrer Kesari Kamala and
Vishnuvardhan's Bangarada Jinke. Apart from producing
films, he served as a member in Children's Society of India, Censor
Board of Film Certification and Television Institute of India.